Internal Revenue Service Launches New Voluntary Classification Settlement Program for Worker Misclassification Amnesty

Designed to increase tax compliance and provide past payroll tax relief to employers, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a new Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) that will enable employers to resolve past worker classification issues and achieve certainty under the tax law at a low cost by voluntarily reclassifying their workers, according to …

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Background Checks of Temporary Workers Cause for Concern for Employers as Hiring Increases

By Lester Rosen, Employment Screening Resources (ESR) President & Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Editor Many employers do not realize they potentially face the same exposure from vendors, independent contractors, and temporary employees from staffing firms as they do from their own full-time employees when it comes to negligent hiring lawsuits. Risk management controls of employers often …

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Contract Worker Arrested for Disorderly Conduct after Incident at Elementary School in South Carolina

By Thomas Ahearn, ESR News Blog A story from Greenwood County, South Carolina shows why background checks should be run on all workers with access to schools, including contractors and sub-contractors, and not just full time employees. According to a report on the News Channel 7 website at WSPA.com, a contract worker at a Greenwood …

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